Search Results: "Pamela A. Consolazio"


BOOK REVIEW

RULE OF THREE by Megan McDonald
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Here's hoping for a third act. (Fiction. 8-12)"
The Reel sisters—Joey, Stevie and Alex—are back in the second installment of the Sisters Club series. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ANOTHER PAMELA by Upton Sinclair
Released: April 24, 1950

"A crazy world seen through untutored eyes."
A slightly buriesquad projection of the Pamela theme to a modern setting- a California ranch estate, presided over by an eccentric multi-millionaire, a lady devoted to good works and radical schemes. Read full book review >

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THE SISTERS CLUB by Megan McDonald
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2008

"Engaging dialogue and some laugh-out-loud moments will leave readers hoping for another installment. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Middle-sister awkwardness turns into aplomb for ten-year-old Stevie, sandwiched between 12-year-old Alex and eight-year-old Joey. Read full book review >

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A MOUSE'S TALE by Pamela Johnson
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 1991

"Unusually appealing. (Picture book. 4-8)"
In her first solo effort, an accomplished illustrator (Stolz's fantasies; science books about animals) describes a mouse who, wanting to go to sea, considers many progressively smaller vessels (ship, ferry, rowboat, etc.) before imaginatively constructing her own boat of natural materials. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY by Pamela Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 2014

"Hassled parents will appreciate having yet another resource to combat this common childhood worry. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A little squirrel imagines hiding in his mom's briefcase and sneaking off to work with her. Read full book review >

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I HEAR A PICKLE by Rachel Isadora
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 12, 2016

"Teachers, make sure this is on your shelves—it's a great read-aloud, an easy read for beginning readers, and a model for student books. (Picture/concept book. 3-6)"
Only the last page features the titular pickle—the rest of the book is a tribute to the five senses that will resonate with young readers. Read full book review >

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A NEW DUCK by Pamela Hickman
Released: April 1, 1999

"Additional information, obviously aimed at older readers or for adults to share with children, appears under the flap on each page. (Picture book. 4-7)"
This modest, agreeable entry in the My First Look At series shows the life cycle of a mallard duck nesting in an urban park. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 19, 2000

"Forget the made-up medical dramas on television; this is the real thing—gripping, powerful, and memorable."
A perceptive doctor's harrowing account of life-and-death experiences in American ERs, a Nigerian clinic, a hospital in war-torn Bosnia, and a Kosovar refugee camp in Macedonia. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 1993

"The subject is timely, however treacly the style: a memoir very much in the manner and shadow of The Thorn Birds, on which Sweeney served as a technical advisor. (Eight page b&w photo insert—not seen)"
A sentimental love story—from courtship to marriage—about a restless Jesuit priest and a successful but spiritually starved actress. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SLEEP LIKE A TIGER by Mary Logue
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"This deeply satisfying story offers what all children crave when letting go—security and a trusted companion. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The stages and script preceding this child's passage into dreamland are so appealing they will surely inspire imitation. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"It's been done before in many other books, but this version, with its lush illustrations of a bountiful garden, is a summertime treat. (Picture book. 3-9)"
Seeds and kids start out small and grow wondrously, which may explain some of children's fascination with planting, growing, and, subsequently, exploring their environments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 9, 1991

"While many of the statements of the average Chilean Joe help to present a picture of life under the dictatorship, one wonders whether some of the comments, especially those made by Pinochet's collaborators, can be taken at face value."
Constable and Valenzuela use quotes gathered through interviews with members of every sector of Chilean society to present a varied, if somewhat superficial, view of life under the 16-year dictatorship of General Pinochet. Read full book review >